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Coffee bean extracts contain anti-inflammatory compounds that can help fight chronic disease

Coffee bean extract contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help fight chronic health problems, according to a study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Autonomous University of Madrid treated fat cells of mice with water-based extracts from coffee bean skins. The researchers found that the phenolic compounds, protocatechuic acid and gallic acid, reduced fat-induced ...

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Vitamin C found to improve blood sugar and blood pressure control in people with Type 2 diabetes

Vitamin C is well-known as a powerful antioxidant and immune-boosting vitamin, but that’s not all there is to it. A recent study shows that vitamin C is also important for maintaining good cardiovascular and metabolic health. According to researchers from Australia and the Netherlands, this essential nutrient can help lower blood pressure and improve blood sugar control in people with Type 2 diabetes. ...

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Researchers discover that Kefir (fermented yogurt) can halt cytokine storms observed during SARS-CoV-2 infections

One of the most important areas of scientific research for combating SARS-CoV-2 involves understanding cytokines and mitigating cytokine storm. Cytokines are cell signaling molecules that facilitate immune responses. These molecules communicate between cells to stimulate the movement of immune responsive cells toward sites of inflammation and infection. Israeli scientists have found that yogurt (kefir) can halt the cytokine storm that ...

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Adequate glutathione intake found to boost liver health

A recent study has found that supplementation with glutathione could help reverse liver damage associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is characterized by the accumulation of excess fat in the liver, which, if left untreated, can progress to a more aggressive form of liver disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH is accompanied by inflammation that eventually damages liver cells, impairing liver ...

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Collagen from this African and Western Asian fish harbors potent antioxidant activity

Antioxidants are important for the human body, especially for the immune system. They not only boost immune function, but they also prevent or slow cell damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals. Free radicals are produced by cells as a byproduct of several processes. Various internal and external factors are also known to contribute to the formation of these harmful ...

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Which plants are effective at treating kidney diseases?

Plant-based foods are much better at promoting health than animal-based foods for a variety of reasons. Besides their abundance in essential nutrients, edible plants also contain a variety of phytonutrients that help combat or treat disease. The ability of these plants to produce antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other therapeutic compounds serves as their main advantage over conventional medicines, which are chemically synthesized and cause ...

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Blueberries are more effective at killing cancer than radiotherapy

Blueberries are one of the richest natural sources of antioxidants. Current research suggests that one of these antioxidants can effectively inhibit cancer cell growth. Published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a groundbreaking study found that an antioxidant in blueberries called pterostilbene can prevent radiation-induced cancer cell growth and tumor formation in the liver. The repercussions of conventional cancer treatments Despite ...

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Study: Vitamin D deficiency found to increase the risk of fatal coronavirus infections and a deadly “cytokine storm”

People suffering from vitamin D deficiency have a higher risk of contracting a fatal coronavirus infection, a new study has revealed. A research team from Northwestern University conducted a statistical analysis of data gathered from hospitals and clinics across different countries such as China, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Vadim ...

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